The team at the Institute of Digital Dentistry has recently returned from the Digital Dentistry and Dental Technology Conference and Exhibition held in Sydney, Australia. As a whole the industry is moving at a very fast rate and although there were no major new announcements comparing to what we learnt at IDS 2019, there are a few bits and pieces that we wanted to share. Below is a quick breakdown of the conference and what we learnt.
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Much of the same for the rest of the IOS scanners such as the Medit i500 with its continuous software updates and optimizations. Many third party distributors seem to now be offering the Medit. No new news about the Carestream Dental CS3700 Prototype.
DG Shape aka Roland
Nothing new from other milling machines. More and more distributors are offering the VHF range which seems to show promise as a good third party mill option. The Amann Girrbach Mills were also on show. Nothing new compared to IDS. Fantastic mills overall.
Our overall impression at this exhibition was that the mills and scanners were taking a back seat to the incredible number of 3D printers on show. By far there were more printers, printing materials and resins compared to anything else. Obviously the direction digital dentistry is going, fast.